Today I saw the dragonfly….

Today I saw the dragonfly Come from the wells where he did lie An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk; from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail He dried his wings; like gauze they grew Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he […]

There are days…

“If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius” – Larry Leissner   Sometimes I get really frustrated with myself, especially when I am trying to learn something. On January 6th, Jennifer Cole wrote in her blog about different types of photographers (click here to view). She discussed the idea of […]

The big picture

I am a big fan of macro photography. This statement would not be a surprise to anyone who has looked at my blog, seen my Facebook page or seen more than two photos I’ve ever taken. It most certainly is not what I envisioned as my main interest when I took up photography a year ago. I […]

Love ’em or hate ’em?

I find that people have strong reactions to insects. The fact that I love to take photos of insects is somewhat surprising in that, as a friend pointed out recently, I am allergic to bees so what am I thinking taking photographs of them – and close up photos at that? As I’ve mentioned in […]

The world outside

This weekend we closed the cottage. Having grown up in landlocked Alberta, the world of cottaging was all new to me when I moved here 28 years ago. And sometimes, it still feels foreign. Out west, people go “to the lake” or “the cabin”. Here, the family cottage sits on a river and “the cabin” is the small, winterized building on […]